Bar Kochba Berlin
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Bar Kochba Berlin (full name: Jüdischer Turnverein Bar Kochba Berlin, JTV) was the first Jewish gymnastics club founded under the Second German Empire. It shaped the development of the Jewish physical culture movement throughout Europe prior to World War I. Its foundation came primarily in reaction to the exclusion of Jewish gymnasts from German clubs. There was also a guiding idea of Jews as a collective in their own right. The concept promoted by Bar Kochba Berlin entailed contradicting antis…

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Daniel Wildmann, London, “Bar Kochba Berlin”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 23 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0075>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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